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UP Congress claims it’s being spied upon

Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Ajay Kumar Lallu has alleged that the police and intelligence agencies are spying on the Congress office.

“It has been a month since the cops are stationed outside the party office gates till late in the night. What do they do there?” he said at a press conference here on Thursday.

He claimed that the Yogi Adityanath government is getting restless over the increasing influence of Congress and is using arrest as a weapon to scare party workers.

The UPCC chief termed the arrest of Congress minority cell chairman Shahnawaz Alam , earlier this week, as “illegal, undemocratic and condemnable”.

“Shahnawaz Alam's name did not even figure in the FIR or the chargesheet when he was arrested. Across the state, the Congress workers are being harassed by the Yogi government and they are being sent to jail after being booked in false cases,” he said.

Lallu said that Congress leaders and workers are committed to raising their voices in support of the common man.

“The BJP government is frustrated as the influence of the Congress is increasing in the state. This government is scared, but the soldiers of Rahul and Priyanka are not scared. The Yogi government is trying to frighten us, but we are not scared. We will fight on the streets,” he stated.

Lallu said, “Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's activism in Uttar Pradesh is troubling the ruling BJP and they are trying to break our spirit. But we are going to continue our fight with greater energy and determination under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.”

–IANS

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